Raised in Stockton, California, Nakia‘s love of the performing arts began at an early age. While attending high school, Nakia auditioned for UCLA’s prestigious theater department and out of 50 applicants, was the only African American female freshman accepted that year. She booked her first role as a series regular on the hit kids’ TV show Power Rangers Zeo, as the Yellow Power Ranger Tanya Sloan for 75 episodes and a feature film. She has also starred in numerous commercials, print ads, and television shows over the course of her 25+ year career including, her current recurring role on Nickelodeon's Dangerforce as Angela Macklin.
In 2015, she created, co-wrote, and produced 2 seasons of the single camera comedy, Life After Saving the World which was loosely based on her life. This series won the Empire Award in the New York Screenplay Contest and placed in the LAIFFA television and film festival.
In 2020, she co-created and continues to produce content for her Youtube Channel, Power Rangers Playback . The channel has over 1 million views, 20K subscribers, and over 100 paid members.
Nakia’s goal is to create, write, and produce amazing, character driven series and movies for all to enjoy.
“If blessings can flow through you to others, then blessings will come to you.” — Nakia
“Everything is possible for him who believes.” — Mark 9:23